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EMPLOYMENT

Humanities Faculty – Glenelg Country School (2017-present)

Lecturer in English – George Mason University (2015-2017)

Lecturer in English – American University (2015-2016)

EDUCATION

Ph.D.                       English Language and Literature, Cornell University, May 2015

M.A.                        English Language and Literature, Cornell University, May 2012

B.A.                         English (highest honors, History minor), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, May 2005

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

“Melville’s Epitaphs: On Time, Place, and War.” The New England Quarterly. Vol. 87.2 (June 2014): 292-318. Print.

“Words of War.” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. Vol. 4.2 (Fall 2016): 228-237. Print.

Book Chapters

“‘To Follow With Eye and Pencil’: Interactive Maps and Civil War Space-Time.” Picturing Eloquence: The Civil War in Word and Image. Eds. Kathleen Diffley and Benjamin Fagan. U of Georgia Press. Forthcoming.

Near Andersonville: Place and Race in Early American Regionalism.” Literary Cultures of the Civil War. Ed. Timothy Sweet. Athens: U of Georgia Press, 2016. 225-243. Print.

Reviews

Mark Bradford confronts the myths of America’s past.” Apollo: The International Art Magazine. Jan. 2018: 21. Print.

Telling the story of the African American experience in Washington” [Review of the National Museum of African American History and Culture]. Apollo: The International Art Magazine. Feb. 2017: 84-85. Print.

Comment Pieces

How paintings of the Obamas will shake up American portraiture.” Apollo: The International Art Magazine. October 2017.

“America needs its history museums more than ever.” Apollo: The International Art Magazine. June 2017.

“The battle to save ‘The Battle of Atlanta.'” Apollo: The International Art Magazine. Feb. 2017.

Interviews

Starting School After Charlottesville: Dr. Jill Spivey Caddell on #SilentSam and Monuments.” PhDivas, Sept. 2017.

AWARDS 

2017          Teacher of a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Medalist

2016           Finalist, Zuckerman Prize in American Studies, McNeil Center for Early American Studies

2015            Guilford Essay Prize, Highest Excellence in English Prose, Cornell University

2014            Alan Young-Bryant Summer Dissertation Fellowship, Cornell University

2013            Moses Coit Tyler Prize, best essay by an undergraduate or graduate student in American history, literature, or folklore, Cornell University

2012                        American Studies Program Graduate Research Grant, Cornell University

2012                        Shin Fellowship, Excellence in Research and Pedagogy, Cornell University

2012            Graduate Student Humanities Travel Research Grant, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University

2012            Humanities Dissertation Writing Group Grant, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University

2009, 2013            Sage Fellowship, Cornell University

2005                        Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

PRESENTATIONS

Papers Given as Panel Organizer

“Elmira, Literary Tourism, and War.” Panel: Geographies of Memory in Nineteenth-Century America. Modern Language Association Conference, Vancouver, January 2015.

“‘These Yet But Half-Formed Regions’: Thomas Wentworth Higginson’s Ecologies of Emancipation.” Panel: Uncommon Manhood: Revisiting Thomas Wentworth Higginson. C19 Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, March 2014.

“Mapping Lincoln’s Face: Whitman’s Intimate Geographies of War.” Panel: Whitman’s Intimate Localities. Melville and Whitman Conference, Washington, DC, June 2013.

Papers Given

“Gettysburg at Newport: Anatopism and Henry James’s Civil Wars.” C19 Conference, State College, PA, March 2016.

“‘To Follow With Eye and Pencil’: Interactive Maps and the Space-Time of War.” Midwest MLA Conference (Civil War Caucus), Columbus, OH, November 2015.

“Consuming Place: Geophagy and the South in Fanny Kemble’s Journal.” Midwest MLA Conference (Civil War Caucus), Detroit, MI, November 2014.

“Charles Chesnutt and the Place of Race in the Regionalist Atlantic Story.” American Literature Association Conference (Paul Laurence Dunbar Society Panel), Washington, DC, May 2014.

“Melville’s Epitaphs.” Midwest MLA Conference (Civil War Caucus), Milwaukee, WI, November 2013.

“War’s Oblique Places: Dickinson, Higginson, and the Geographies of War Correspondence.” Emily Dickinson International Society Conference, Washington, DC, August 2013.

“Phillis Wheatley, George Moses Horton, and the Bound Genealogies of African-American Poetry.” Society of Early Americanists Conference, Savannah, GA, February 2013.

Near Andersonville: African-American Witness, Regionalism, and the Limits of Civil War Memory.” Constance Fenimore Woolson Society Meeting, Columbus, GA, February 2013.

“Boundaries that Bind: Constance Fenimore Woolson’s ‘Rodman the Keeper’ and the Geographies of Post-War Citizenship.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Denver, CO, October 2012.

“Melville’s Epitaphs.” (Paper reviewed in ESQ Volume 59, Number 1, 2013, “The Year in Conferences.”) Modern Language Association Conference, Seattle, WA, January 2012.

COURSES

AP English Literature

“Everybody Hates a Tourist”: Americans in the World (2 sections) 

Advanced Academic Writing (3 sections; 1 hybrid and 2 online)

Monumental America: Memory, Memorial, Nation (1 section)

Literature of the American South (1 section)

American Voices: Plotting Girls (2 sections)

The Mystery in the Story (2 sections)

SERVICE AND COLLABORATION 

2016            Seminar Participant, “Beyond Thoreau: Re-imagining Environmental Pedagogy,” C19 Conference, Penn State University

2015            Participant, Emily Dickinson Critical Institute, Amherst College

2013            Guest Lecturer, ENGL 236: American Girls and Literary Contexts (Brigitte Fielder, instructor), University of Wisconsin-Madison

2013            Reading List Coordinator for Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers Study Group meeting on “Circulation and the Civil War,” Gettysburg College

2013            Presenter, Cornell English Department Meeting for New Instructors

2013                        Judge, Wordfest Essay Contest (critical essay competition), Valparaiso University

2011-2012            President, English Graduate Student Organization, Cornell University

2011                        Research Assistant, Prof. Shirley Samuels, Cornell University

2011            Participant, Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College

2010-2011            Treasurer, English Graduate Student Organization, Cornell University

2009-2011            Participant, Peer Collaboration and Mentorship Programs, Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, Cornell University

2009-2014            Organizer and Fundraiser, guest lectures by Paul Downes, Elisa Tamarkin, Peter Coviello, Amanda Claybaugh, Bethany Schneider, Cornell University

2009-2014            Conference Organizing Committee Member, Global Nineteenth-Century Day Conference, Cornell University

2009-2014            Officer and Web Site Coordinator, Nineteenth-Century American Reading Group, Cornell University

MEMBERSHIPS

Society of Early Americanists; American Studies Association; Society for the Study of American Women Writers; Modern Language Association; Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (C19)

REFERENCES: Available upon request.

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